Friday, June 2, 2017

Ateliers deMonaco New Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure

Geneva-based luxury watch manufacture Ateliers deMonaco presents stainless steel versions of its Admiral Chronographe Flyback timepiece. Inspired by the armour of the “Chevalier en Armure” beared by the seal of Monaco, the Admiral Chronographe Flyback presents a special feature. The 42mm case is treated with a process called Armure which enables the steel to be about five times more scratch-resistant than regular steel.

The Armure treatment is a low temperature carbon diffusion chemical process that hardens the steel’s surface. Standard steel is normally around 220 HV (Vickers Hardness number - a quantitative measure of the hardness of metals). Following the Armure treatment, the steel can measure up to 1200 HV.
The Admiral Chronographe Flyback Armure timepieces are powered by the patented dMc-760 flyback chronograph calibre. The latter is in-house developed, in-house produced and in-house assembled in the brand’s Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Switzerland. This movement is embellished by a 22K gold rotor and engraved with Monaco’s Coat of Arms.

Two new watches constitute the new Armure line, the first one comes with a full polished stainless steel case and a beautiful sapphire dial decorated with polished applied roman numerals. A light touch of blue is added on the chronograph’s seconds and on the chronograph’s minutes hands. The timepiece comes with a beautiful strap adorned with a delicate handmade blue stitching. 
The second model features a stainless case treated with black DLC thereby giving the watch a very masculine and sporty note. A strong outlook accentuated by red chronograph hands and a red topstitch on the strap.

The Admiral Chronographe Flyback collection was first launched in 2015 with four elegant classic models, the following year, the collection was enriched with two models set with a sapphire dial bringing a touch of modernity to the collection. With this stainless steel addition, this line acquires a new and relaxed appearance offering a more casual look.

Technical details
Admiral Chronographe Flyback – Armure

Movement
Automatic dMc-760 caliber
Flyback chronograph with patented ‘’Direct return to zero’’ mechanism
28800 beats/hour (4 Hrz)
38 hours power reserve
32 jewels
Hand circular-graining decoration on all bridges
Circular satin-finishing decoration on automatic bridge
22K gold hand-engraved rotor

Functions
Hour, minutes, chronograph seconds (center), small seconds counter (9 o’clock), chronograph minutes counter (3 o’clock), flyback

Models
Reference: dMc-CHR-SPH-S

Case   
3 parts stainless steel case with Armure treatment
Diameter 42 MM
Height 13.3 MM
Full polished and assembled by hand
Front and back sapphire crystal
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 6 screws
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial       
Sapphire
Polished, curved and applied roman numerals, PVD plated
Hands: Dauphine shaped

Strap
Hand-stitched leather
Stainless steel folding buckle

Edition
Limited edition 88 pieces

Reference: dMc-CHR-SPH-SB

Case
3 parts stainless steel case with Armure treatment and black DLC treatment
Diameter 42 MM
Height 13.3 MM
Micro-shot blasting finishing and assembled by hand
Front and back sapphire crystal
Multi-layered anti-reflection coating on sapphire crystal
Case back secured with 6 screws
Water-resistant up to 3 ATM

Dial
Sapphire
Polished, curved and applied roman numerals, PVD plated
Hands:  Dauphine shaped

Strap
Hand-stitched leather
Stainless steel folding buckle with black DLC treatment

Edition
Limited edition 88 pieces

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